Full Job Description
Job Summary Primary responsibilities will be to carry out research in comparative evolutionary genomics and more specifically will include: DNA extraction from tissue samples and optimization of extraction protocols, preparation of genomic libraries with an emphasis on older and more challenging specimens, figuring out new and better strategies for construction of genomic libraries that are more pure and free of contaminants, increasing efficiency of workflow and resulting in more accurate DNA sequences. Specialized knowledge and the ability to creatively plan the workflow, balance multiple priorities and skillfully perform sophisticated experiments are required.
Experience and Education Masters degree with major coursework in field of assignment and three (3) years of laboratory experience including at least two years at level of Research Assistant II or equivalent. Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years of laboratory experience including two years at level of Research Assistant II or equivalent.
Recommends and/or initiates new or modified procedures and techniques based upon latest developments in assigned field or analysis of research data.
Performs computer programming for accumulation and analysis of research data.
Designs, constructs, repairs, or modifies electronic and/or mechanical equipment or apparatus used in experiments and research projects.
Instructs medical students, graduate students, residents, or other laboratory personnel of lower grade with respect to techniques, procedures, and equipment utilized in research or experiments.
Assists principal investigator and other professional personnel in writing of reports and papers for publication.
May provide working supervision to employees of lower grade engaged in performance of variety of difficult and complex laboratory work tasks.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.
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